Mae Margaret Whitman (born June 9, 1988) is an American television, movie and voice actress. She is known for her role as Ann Veal in the TV series Arrested Development and for her voice work as Katara in the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, Rose/Huntsgirl in American Dragon: Jake Long, and Tinker Bell in the Tinker Bell movies.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Whitman was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Pat Musick, a voice artist, and Jeff Whitman, a personal manager and set construction co-ordinator. She started her career with a voice over for a Tyson Chicken commercial, a role her mother had also auditioned for.Template:Citation needed During this time, Whitman attended Ribét Academy, a private preparatory school, in Los Angeles. She later transferred to Whitefish Bay High School.Template:Citation needed
Career[edit | edit source]
During several guest appearances from 1998 until 2001, Whitman played the role of Chloe Madison on JAG. Chloe was Sarah 'Mac' Mackenzie's (Catherine Bell) Little Sister, through the Big Sister, Little Sister program. In 2001 and 2002, Whitman starred in the Fox Family series State of Grace.
Whitman was the voice of Navajo Wynonna "Winnie" Whitefeather for Focus on the Family's The Last Chance Detectives audio cases (2004).
Whitman appeared in the 2006 series Thief for FX Networks, playing the stepdaughter of Nick Atwater (Andre Braugher). She was also featured in several video games, playing the role of Yuffie Kisaragi in the Square-Enix/Disney video game Kingdom Hearts II as well as an appearance in the third-person shooter RPG Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-.
Whitman made several high profile guest appearances in 2006 and 2007, including a stint on ABC's Grey's Anatomy as Heather. She also appeared on Desperate Housewives as an unscrupulous friend of Julie.
Whitman was initially cast in the 2007 series remake of The Bionic Woman, playing the deaf younger sister of the title character. On June 27, 2007, TV Guide reported that Whitman was being replaced in the role of Jaime's sister, and Lucy Hale was cast as Whitman's replacement the following July. An NBC spokesperson confirmed this, stating, "The decision was purely creatively driven. It is very common to change storylines, characters, actors after the initial pilot is shot." The sister character's hearing was restored after this recasting at the request of an NBC executive. She also appeared in the season nine episode "Streetwise" of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, as an on-the-street-mother who adopts street children forming a homeless family.
Whitman played the voice of Katara of the Water Tribe in the animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender, and previously Rose in American Dragon: Jake Long. She has appeared most recently in the HBO series In Treatment as Rosie.
She is also Cynder in The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night.
Whitman is currently costarring in NBC's version of the Ron Howard classic Parenthood. She plays Amber Holt, "a rebellious and willful teen whose only interest at present is her wannabe rock star boyfriend" according to nbc.com.
Whitman played evil ex Roxy Richter in Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, a film adaptation of the Bryan Lee O'Malley indie comic series Scott Pilgrim. The film starred her former Arrested Development co-star, Michael Cera, in the title role.
Music[edit | edit source]
Filmography[edit | edit source]
|1994||When a Man Loves a Woman||Casey Green||aka To Have and to Hold|
|1995||Bye Bye Love||Michele|
|Degree of Guilt||Elena Argos||TV Movie|
|Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge||Young Ashley Judd||TV Movie|
|1996||After Jimmy||Rosie||TV Movie|
|Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man||Baby Rose||Episode: Sperms of Endearment (voice)|
|Independence Day||Patricia Whitmore||aka ID4|
|Early Edition||Amanda Bailey||Episode: The Choice|
|Friends||Sarah Tuttle||Episode: The One Where Rachel Quits|
|One Fine Day||Maggie Taylor|
|The Cartoon Cartoon Show||Little Suzy||Episode: Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women|
|1996–1999||Chicago Hope||Sara Wilmette||17 episodes|
|1997||Superman: The Animated Series||Young Lois Lane||Episode: Monkey Fun|
|Merry Christmas, George Bailey||Zuzu Bailey||TV Movie|
|1997–2004||Johnny Bravo||Little Suzy||36 Episodes|
|1998||The Gingerbread Man||Libby Magruder|
|Hope Floats||Bernice Pruitt|
|1998–2001||JAG||Chloe Madison||8 episodes|
|1999||Judging Amy||Darcy Mitchell||Episode: Last Tango in Hartford|
|Providence||Frances Carlyle||2 episodes|
|Hallmark Hall of Fame||Alanna 'Lani' Thompson||Episode: A Season for Miracles|
|Jingle Bells||Beth||TV Movie (voice)|
|Invisible Child||Rebecca 'Doc' Beeman||TV Movie|
|Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas||Girl||Straight-to-video (voice)|
|2000||Teacher's Pet||Leslie Dunkling||unknown episodes|
|The Wild Thornberrys||Antoinette||Episode: Luck Be an Aye-Aye (voice)|
|2001||An American Rhapsody||Maria (at 10)|
|Max Steel||Jo||Episode: The Return (voice)|
|Jackie Chan Adventures||unknown||Episode: Scouts Honor (voice)|
|2001–2002||State of Grace||Emma Grace McKee||40 episodes|
|2002||The Wild Thornberrys Movie||Schoolgirl||(voice)|
|Presidio Med||Tory Redding||Episode: Do No Harm|
|The Zeta Project||Amy||Episode: The River Rising|
|2002–2004||Fillmore!||Robin||7 episodes (voice)|
|2003||The Jungle Book 2||Shanti||(voice)|
|Cold Case||Eve Kendall||Episode: Lover's Lane|
|EverQuest II||Lilly Ironforge/Thana Rumblehoof||Video Game (voice)|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Glynnis Carson||Episode: No Humans Involved|
|Century City||Erin Pace||Episode: Without a Tracer|
|2004–2006||Arrested Development||Ann Veal||12 episodes|
|The Happy Elf||Molly||Straight-to-video (voice)|
|Kingdom Hearts II||Yuffie Kisaragi||Video Game (voice)|
|2005–2007||American Dragon: Jake Long||Rose/Huntsgirl||19 episodes (voice)|
|2005–2008||Avatar: The Last Airbender||Katara||59 episodes (voice)|
|Cartoon Network Racing||Little Suzy||Video Game (voice)|
|Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII||Yuffie Kisaragi||Video Game (voice)|
|Thief||Tammi Deveraux||6 episodes|
|Love's Abiding Joy||Colette Doros|
|Avatar: The Last Airbender||Katara||Video Game (voice)|
|Desperate Housewives||Sarah||Episode: Nice She Ain't|
|Phil of the Future||Crying Girl||Episode: Stuck in the Meddle with You|
|Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise||Emily Bishop||TV Movie|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Heather Douglas||2 episodes|
|Lost in the Dark||Amy Tolliver||TV Movie|
|Bionic Woman||Becca Sommers||Episode: Unaired Pilot|
|The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night||Cynder||Video Game (voice)|
|Ghost Whisperer||Rachel Fordham||Episode: Don't Try This at Home|
|ER||Heather||Episode: The Test|
|Justice||Jenny Marshall||Episode: False Confession|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Cassidy Cornell/Helen Braidwell||Episode: Streetwise|
|Tinker Bell||Tinker Bell||Straight-to-video (voice)|
|Nights in Rodanthe||Amanda Willis|
|Good Behavior||Roxy West||TV Movie|
|2008–Present||In Treatment||Rosie Weston||4 episodes|
|2008–Present||Family Guy||various characters||7 episodes (voice)|
|Acceptance||Taylor Rockefeller||TV Movie|
|Criminal Minds||Julie||Episode: Cradle to Grave|
|Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure||Tinker Bell||(voice)|
|2009–Present||The Cleveland Show||Softball Captain||2 episode (voice)|
|2010||Parenthood||Amber Holt||26 episodes|
|Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Roxy Richter|
|Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation||Lisa Miller||(voice)|
|Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Batgirl||2 episodes (voice)|
|Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue||Tinker Bell||(voice)|
|Jesse Stone: No Remorse||Emily Bishop||TV Movie|
|2011||Tinker Bell and the Mysterious Winter Woods||Tinker Bell||In Production (voice)|
|The Factory||Abby Fletcher||Completed|
|The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Mary Elizabeth||filming begins May 2011|
References[edit | edit source]
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- Mae Whitman reference in CD release announcement